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Senate Bill 1, more commonly known as the Texas Legislature’s General Appropriations Bill, requires administrators to report their salary and non-salary compensation and allowances annually on December 1. Specifically, here’s what pp. III-233 & 234 have to say about which administrators must report their compensation and what compensation they must report (click image to enlarge):

Administrative Accountability Special Provision in General Appropriations Act, SB1

Administrative Accountability Special Provision in General Appropriations Act, SB1

As visitors who clicked on the image and read this particular special provision can see, the language includes just about all desk jockeys with the words “chancellor,” president” or “dean” in their title, regardless of the modifiers (i.e., “associate,” “assistant” or “vice”) that may be in front or behind the words.

Note that the law specifically says that all institutions of higher education, which would include state technical colleges, will prepare these reports by December 1st and have them available in their libraries seven days later. This year December 1st is next Sunday, a week from today. Although the law doesn’t cut any slack for deadlines falling over a weekend, for argument’s sake let’s just say that they’ll get ‘er done by Monday, December 2nd, and then post the library copy seven days later on December 9th. (It has been my observation that some colleges aren’t so good at that last part.)

At least at present, the curious can take a look at FY 2013 Administrative Accountability Reports by going to the Legislative Budget Board’s homepage and plugging “Administrative Accountability” into the search engine on the right side of the page. You can leave the other search criteria the way they are. Since I didn’t mess with the years, the search engine, in theory, looked for all documents from 2000 through 2013, but all I got were Administrative Accountability Reports for FY 2013, which leads me to believe that the state takes them down when the new ones arrive.

Now, taking the old reports down shouldn’t affect much since we can see the percentage raise people got from the year before EXCEPT when administrators get new positions or titles, which happens disturbingly often. Then taking down previous reports can leave a curious public in the dark. Accordingly, since I couldn’t find any reports earlier than FY 2013’s on the LBB’s website, I’m going to publish the FY 2013 reports on this post. When the FY 2014 reports come out, the public will be able to see who got a raise and who didn’t, even if an administrator or two did get themselves a new title or position.  Open the links below to view Texas public technical colleges’ FY 2013 Administrative Accountability Reports:

Admin Acct Rpt FY 2013 Lamar Institute of Technology LIT 131124

Admin Acct Rpt FY 2013 TSTC System 131124

Admin Acct Rpt FY 2013 TSTC Waco 131124

Admin Acct Rpt TSTC Harlingen FY 2013 131124

Admin Acct TSTC Marshall FY 2013 131124

Admin Acct TSTC West Texas FY 2013 131124

Rather than wait for the LBB to post the FY 2014 reports online, I’ll ask for technical colleges’ submissions in about a week from the institutions themselves.

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